Frankenstein

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Signet Classic, 1978 - Fiction - 672 pages
21 Reviews
A scientist oversteps the bounds of conscience and brings to life a tortured creation. A young adventurer succumbs to the night world of a diabolic count. A man of medicine explores his darker side only to fall prey to it. They are the legendary tales that have held readers spellbound for more than a century. the titles alone - Frankenstein, Dracula, and Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde - have become part of a universal language that serves to put a monster's face on the good-and-evil duality of a very human nature. and the authors - Mary Shelley, Bram Stiker, and Robert Louis Stevenson - equally as mythic, are still possessed of an inventive and subversive power that can shake a reader to this day with something far more profound than fear. They gave root to the modern horror novel, and like the creatures they invented, they've achieved immortality.

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Review: Frankenstein / Dracula / Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (Signet Classics)

User Review  - Maxwell Heath - Goodreads

I've already reviewed each individual book in this separately on their own pages. The collection overall is pretty good. I think putting these three novels together is a good choice, as they're three ... Read full review

Review: Frankenstein / Dracula / Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (Signet Classics)

User Review  - Kathleen Farrell - Goodreads

I have read all three titles, just not in one compilation. I did think Dracula somewhat anticlimactic. And I'm not so fascinated by Mina's secretarial ambitions. Frankenstein is the most frightening ... Read full review

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About the author (1978)

Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was born in Ireland and attended Trinity College in Dublin. He joined the Irish Civil Service, then became involved in the theater. He wrote seventeen books.


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Edinburgh. In the brief span of forty-four years, dogged by poor health, he made an enormous contribution to English literature with his novels, poetry, and essays. The son of upper-middle-class parents, he was the victim of lung trouble from birth, and spent a sheltered childhood surrounded by constant care. The balance of his life was taken up with his unremitting devotion to work, and a search for a cure to his illness that took him all over the world. His travel essays were publihsed widely, and his short fiction was gathered in many volumes. His first full-length work of fiction, Treasure Island, was published in 1883 and brought him great fame, which only increased with the publication of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). He followed with the Scottish romances Kidnapped (1886) and The Master of Ballantrae (1889). In 1888 he set out with his family for the South Seas, traveling to the leper colony at Molokai, and finally settling in Samoa, where he died.
Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

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